Running in the GT2 class of the FIA GT Championship, the #53 Renauer Motorsport Team Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Type 996, 3.6-litre) was driven by the Austrian pairing of Manfred Jurasz and Hans Knauss together with the Swiss driver Theo Heutschi. This was the opening round of the 2006 season on 7 May at the Silverstone circuit in Northampton, UK. I was standing just inside Copse Corner, when the #53 Porsche came out of the pit lane and was about to re-enter the race when it did a 180º spin right in front of me. Embarrassing yes, and the driver no doubt had a bit of explaining to do to the team manager, but no damage was done and after some hectic manoeuvring, the car went on its way. They finished 12th in the GT2 class.